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Living in the Places of God

Forge Guides for Missional Conversation

by Scott Nelson
Foreword by Alan Hirsch

  • Formats: pdf
  • Published: September 04, 2013
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-9571-7
  • Item Code: 9571

The mission of God has a church. So the church needs to be in sync with the mission of God. This is the guiding philosophy of the Forge Missions Training Network, which has helped church leaders and laypeople alike all over the world to reach their neighbors, their neighborhoods and their communities with the gospel. In these guides you and your friends will be equipped to be missionaries where you are—which is why God has a church in the first place.

In Culture: Living in the Places of God you and your friends will focus your attention on the context in which God has placed you. Just as the church in the book of Acts learned to constantly ask, "What type of people do we need to be, and what type of message do we need to speak, in order to faithfully live on mission where we find ourselves?" you'll learn how to be in and for the place God has you.

Other volumes in the Forge Guides for Missional Conversation:

Community: Living as the People of GodMission: Living for the Purposes of GodPower: Living by the Spirit of GodVision: Living Under the Promises of God


Foreword by Alan Hirsch
Introduction to the Forge Guides
Using the Forge Guides

Introduction: Culture: Living in the Places of God

Session 1: Living as Ambassadors
Preparing People to Encounter God

Session 2: Living as Illuminators
Shining God's Light in Every Context

Session 3: Living as Translators
Contextualizing the Gospel and the Church

Session 4: Living as Narrators
Changing the Social Story

Session 5: Living as Foreigners
Belonging to a Different Realm

Session 6: Living as Enhancers
Bringing out the Beautiful

Appendix: Tips for Having Great Small Group Gatherings

Recommended Resources for Further Study

Scott Nelson

Scott Nelson serves as the director of theology for Forge America where he is responsible for curriculum development for all Forge America training resources. Scott is also a coach with the Forge Chicago hub, has been a small group pastor at a local church, and is currently finishing his Ph.D program in missional theology at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.